A-Z List of Diocesan Offices & Ministries

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Adult Evangelization and Spirituality

Faith Formation
423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 678-2828; Fax 508- 675-3864
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Deacon Bruce J. Bonneau, Adult Evangelization and Spirituality Coordinator
E-mail: bbonneau@dfrcs.org

Anchor, The

887 Highland Avenue,
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-675-7151; Fax 508-675-7048
E-mail: theanchor@anchornews.org
www.anchornews.org
Rev. Richard D. Wilson, Executive Editor
Mr. David B. Jolivet, Editor

Archives

362 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-675-1311

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Bereavement Ministry

Faith Formation
423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 678-2828; Fax 508- 675-3864  www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Rose Mary Saraiva, Bereavement Ministry Coordinator
E-mail: rmsaraiva@dfrcs.org

Bishop's Office

47 Underwood Street,
P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-675-1311; Fax 508-679-9220
Most Rev. Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., Bishop of Fall River
Very Rev. Gregory A. Mathias, V.G., Vicar General

Brazilian Apostolate

Cape Cod
c/o St. Francis Xavier Parish
21 Cross Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel. 508-775-0818
Rev. Paulo Barbosa

Martha’s Vineyard
c/o Good Shepherd Parish
P.O. Box 1058
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Office: 55 School Street
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Tel. 508-693-0342
Rev. Edivar Ribeiro DaSilva

Fall River Area
c/o St. Mary Cathedral Parish
327 Second Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel. 508-673-2833
Rev. Messias Albuquerque

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Campus Ministry

Office for Campus Ministry
P.O. Box 70737
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tel. 508-536-5887
www.fallrivercampusministry.com
Rev. David C. Frederici, Director
E-mail: FrDavid@fallrivercampusministry.com

College Campus Contacts:

Bristol Community College
Rev. David C. Frederici, Chaplain
771 Elsbree Stree
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-678-2811, ext. 2810
E-mail: father.frederici@bristolcc.edu
www.bcccatholics.com

Cape Cod Community College
Crystal Rogerson
c/o St. John the Evangelist Parish
P.O. Box 182
Pocasset, MA 02559
Tel. 508-563-5887
www.capecatholics.com
E-mail: crystal@fallrivercampusministry.com

Stonehill College
Rev. Thomas Halkovic, C.S.C., Director
320 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02357
Tel. 508-565-1487
www.stonehill.edu/campus_ministry

UMass Dartmouth
Rev. David C. Frederici, Chaplain
Rev. Robert Roetzel, C.S.C., Chaplain
Deacon Frank Lucca, Campus Minister
Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
Campus Center, Room 202
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tel. 508-999-8872
E-mail: flucca@umassd.edu
E-mail: dfrederici@umassd.edu
www.umasscatholics.com

Wheaton College
Rev. Robert Roetzel, C.S.C., Chaplain
Cole Memorial Chapel Basement
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
Tel. 508-286-8200
E-mail: roetzel_robert@wheatoncollege.edu
www.wheatoncatholics.com

Cardinal Medeiros Residence

375 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-675-1050; Fax 508-675-2181
Joann Flanagan, Director

Catechesis and Formation

Faith Formation
423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 678-2828; Fax 508- 675-3864
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
www.fallriverfaithformation.org

Cathedral Day Camp

167 Middleboro Road
P.O. Box 428
East Freetown, MA 02717
Tel. 508-763-8874; Fax 508-763-3768
www.cathedralcamp.net
Rena Lemieux, Assistant Director
E-mail: rena@cathedralcamp.net

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

1600 Bay Street
PO Box M, South Station
Fall River, MA 02724
Tel. 508-674-4681; Fax 508-675-2224
Arlene A. McNamee, LCSW, Diocesan Director

Catholic Charities Appeal

450 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 1470
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-675-1311; Fax 508-676-6591
www.frdioc-catholiccharities.org
Jim Campbell, Director of Development
jcampbell@dioc-fr.org

Catholic Nurses’ Council

(Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses)
c/o Our Lady of Mount Carmel Rectory
984 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771
Tel. 508-336-5549; Fax 508-336-9010
Rev. Mark R. Hession, Moderator

Catholic Social Services

1600 Bay Street
P.O. Box M, South Station
Fall River, MA 02724
Tel. 508-674-4681; Fax 508-675-2224
www.cssdioc.org
Arlene A. McNamee, LCSW, Executive Director

Coordinators:

Phyllis Habib, MSW, Pregnancy and Adoption
Debora Berg, Office for Child Protection
Atty. Schuyler Pisha, Immigration and Legal Services
Maria Paiva, Housing Counseling and Emergency Services
Marc Abdow, Basic Needs
Maria Aguiar, Counseling
Aaron McNamee, Permanent Support Housing Coordinator
Nancy Lawson, Emergency Services
Matthew Dansereau, Office for Persons with Disabilities

Area Offices:

Attleboro:
1-800-259-0382

Cape Cod:
261 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel. 508-771-6771; Fax 508-771-4711

Fall River:
1600 Bay Street, Fall River, MA 02724
Tel. 508-674-4681; Fax 508-675-2224

New Bedford:
238 Bonney Street, New Bedford, MA 02744
Tel. 508-997-7337; Fax 508-984-1667

Taunton:
1-800-259-0382

Catholic Women’s Council

(Diocesan Council of Catholic Women)
c/o Beth Mahoney, President
Tel. 508-821-6201
frdccwbeth@gmail.com
Rev. Michael Racine, Moderator

Catholic Women’s Council

(Diocesan Council of Catholic Women)
c/o Beth Mahoney, President
Tel. 508-821-6201
frdccwbeth@gmail.com
Rev. Michael Racine, Moderator

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

c/o Holy Name Parish
709 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-679-6732; Fax 508-675-4755
Rev. Jay T. Maddock, Diocesan Director

Area Contact Information

Fall River CYO
Sullivan-McCarrick CYO Center
403 Anawan Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 672-9644
Thomas Chippendale, Director

New Bedford Area CYO
Kennedy Youth Center
377 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel. 508-996-0536
Nelson Macedo, Director

Taunton Area CYO
c/o Holy Name Parish
709 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-679-6732
Donald Morrison, Director

Cemeteries

c/o Notre Dame Cemetery
1540 Stafford Road
Fall River, MA 02724
Tel. 508- 673-1561; Fax 508-673-5355
Rev. John J. Perry, Diocesan Director

See separate Cemeteries tab for complete list of cemeteries in Diocese and contact information for each.

Chancery

450 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508- 675-1311; Fax 508-730-2447
Rev. John M. Murray, Moderator of the Curia
Mr. Kevin R. Kiley, Chief Financial Officer and  Chancellor

Communications Office

450 Highland Avenue, P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-675-1311; Fax 508-730-2447
Mr. John E. Kearns Jr., Director
E-mail: jkearns@dioc-fr.org

Community Action for Better Housing

1600 Bay Street
PO Box M, South Station
Fall River, MA 02724
Tel. 508-674-4681
Arlene A. McNamee, LCSW, Executive Director
Edward Allard, Program Coordinator
Martha Reed, Property Manager/Supervisor

Continuing Education and Formation of Clergy

c/o Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
984 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771
Tel. 508-336-5549; Fax 508- 336-9010
Rev. Mark R. Hession, Director

Courage

c/o St. John the Evangelist Parish
1 St. John Place
Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel. 508-222-1206; Fax 508-226-6461
Rev. Richard D. Wilson, Moderator

Cursillo

c/o Holy Trinity Parish
951 Stafford Road
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel. 508- 672-3200; Fax 508-673-5518
Rev. Bruce M. Neylon, Liaison

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Daughters of Isabella

c/o St. George Parish Rectory
12 Highland Avenue
Westport, MA 02790
Tel. 508- 636-4965; Fax 508-636-4188
E-mail: saintgeorgerectory@gmail.com
Rev. Stephen B. Salvador, Moderator

Development Office

450 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 1470
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508- 675-1311; Fax 508-676-6591
Mr. Jim Campbell, Director
jcampbell@dioc-fr.org

Diocesan Health Facilities Office (Nursing Homes)

368 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-679-8154; Fax 508- 679-1422
www.dhfo.org
Rev. Msgr. Edmund J. Fitzgerald, Director

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs Office

c/o Holy Trinity Parish
246 Main Street
P.O. Box 428
West Harwich, MA 02671
Tel. 508-432-4000; Fax 508-432-3494
Rev. Edward J. Healey, Ecumenical Officer

Education Center

423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-678-2828; Fax 508-674-4218
E-mail: reception@dfrcs.org
www.dfrcs.org
Stephen A. Perla, Superintendent of Schools
Sandra M. Drummey, Assistant Superintendent for Academics and Personnel
Denise M. Peixoto, Assistant Superintendent for Academics and Student Affairs

Emergency Shelters

Sponsored by Catholic Social Services

Samaritan House
59 Ingell Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Tel. 508-824-6497
Bento Carreiro, Manager

Sister Rose House
72 Eighth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel. 508-997-3202
Karen Ready, Coordinator

Employee Benefits

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-675-1311; Fax 508-672-3802
Joseph A. Figlock, Benefits Manager
Shaun P. Kerrigan, Assistant Benefits Manager

English Prayer and Charismatic Groups

c/o St. Anthony of Padua Parish
1359 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02746
Tel. 508- 993-1691
Rev. Edward A. Murphy, Director
e-mail: freamurphy@verizon.net

Episcopal Representative for Religious - Office for Religious

P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722-2577
Tel. 508- 675-1311; Fax 508-679-9220
Sister Paulina Hurtado, O.P., Episcopal Representative for Religious and Associate Director of Vocations
Religious in Fall River Diocese
Exploring the Signs

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Faith Formation

423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 678-2828; Fax 508- 675-3864
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org

Ministries

Adult Evangelization and Spirituality
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Deacon Bruce J. Bonneau, Adult Evangelization and Spirituality Coordinator
E-mail: bbonneau@dfrcs.org

Bereavement Ministry
 www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Rose Mary Saraiva, Bereavement Ministry Coordinator
E-mail: rmsaraiva@dfrcs.org

Catechesis and Formation
 www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org

Marriage and Family Ministry
 www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Rose Mary Saraiva, Marriage and Family Ministry Coordinator
E-mail: rmsaraiva@dfrcs.org

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Deacon Bruce J. Bonneau, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Coordinator
e-mail: bbonneau@dfrcs.org

Youth and Young Adult Ministry
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org

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Hispanic Apostolate

233 County St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel. 508-996-5862; Fax 508-990-0575
E-mail: apostoladohispano02720@gmail.com
www.apostoladohispano.net
Rev. Craig A. Pregana, Director

Hispanic Ministry by Area

Attleboro
St. Vincent de Paul Church
71 Linden Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Rev. Richard D. Wilson, Pastor
Rev. Riley J. Williams, Parochial Vicar
Tel. 508-222-1115

Cape Cod
St. Francis Xavier Church
347 South Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Rev. Carlos Patino, Director of Spanish Ministry
Tel. 508-775-0818; Fax 508-771-5940

Fall River
St. Mary’s Cathedral
327 Second Street
Fall River, MA 02721-2007
Rev. German Correa Agudelo, Director of Spanish Ministry
Tel. 508-679-1991; Fax 508-676-5276

Nantucket
St. Mary-Our Lady of the Isle Church
3 Federal Street, P.O. Box 1168
Nantucket, MA 02554
Rev. Carlos Patino, Director of Spanish Ministry
Tel. 508-228-0100; Fax 508-325-7991

New Bedford
Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Church
233 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Rev. Craig A. Pregana, Pastor
Tel. 508-992-9408; Fax 508-990-0575

St. Kilian Church
306 Ashley Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02746
Rev. Juan Nunez, IVE, Director of Spanish Ministry
Tel. 508-992-7587; Fax 508-994-0281

Taunton
St. Mary Church
14 St. Mary’s Square
Taunton, MA 02780
Rev. Marc Fallon, C.S.C., Director of Spanish Ministry
Tel. 508-822-7116; Fax 508-822-7117

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Insurance Office

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-675-1311; Fax 508-672-3802
Joseph A. Figlock, Benefits Manager/Insurance Coordinator
Shaun P. Kerrigan, Assistant Benefits Manager

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Legion of Mary

c/o St. John the Evangelist Parish
1 St. John Place
Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel. 508-222-1206
Rev. Richard D. Wilson, Moderator

M

Marriage and Family Ministry

Faith Formation
423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 678-2828; Fax 508- 675-3864
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Rose Mary Saraiva, Marriage and Family Ministry Coordinator
E-mail: rmsaraiva@dfrcs.org

Missionary Cooperative Office

c/o St. Mary Parish
106 Illinois Street
New Bedford, MA 02745
Tel. 508-995-6168; Fax 508-995-3800
E-mail: propoffaithnb@verizon.net
Rev. Msgr. John J. Oliveira, P.A., Director

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Pastoral Care of the Sick (Hospital Ministry)

c/o St. Mary Parish
783 Dartmouth St.
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Tel. 508-992-7163
Rev. Rodney E. Thibault, Director

Hospital Ministries

Attleboro
Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA
211 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel. 508-236-8560
Deacon Paul Fournier
Elizabeth Dodge
Halina Malec, Tel. 508-236-8561

East Sandwich
Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape & Islands
311 Service Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Tel. 508-833-4000
Deacon C. Michael Hickey

Fall River
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 679-3131, ext. 7114
Rev. Jason Brilhante, Chaplain
Sister Roberta O’Connell, FCJ
Janice Hart
Deacon Jesse Martins

St. Anne’s Hospital
795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel. 508- 674-5741, ext. 2061
Rev. Leonard Kayondo
Sr. Carole V.M. Mello, OP

Falmouth
Falmouth Hospital
100 Ter Heun Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540
Tel. 508-548-5300
Deacon Gregory Beckel
Deacon Bruce Baxter

Hyannis
Cape Cod Hospital
27 Park Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel. 508-862-5286
Rev. Ron P. Floyd, Chaplain
Rev. Christopher M. Peschel
Gretchen Mackoul

New Bedford
St. Luke’s Hospital
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02741
Tel. 508-997-1515
Rev. Rodney E. Thibault, Chaplain
Christina Zajec
Sister Judith Costa, S.S.D.
Denise Benjamin

Taunton
Morton Hospital
88 Washington Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Tel. 508-828-7000
Deacon Phil Bedard
Sister Cynthia Bauer, O.P.

Wareham
Tobey Hospital
43 High Street
Wareham, MA 02571
Tel. 508-273-4105
Deacon Paul Coughlin

Pastoral Planning Office

450 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-675-1311; Fax 508-730-2887
www.fallriverdiocese.org/office-for-pastoral-planning/
Deacon Joseph E. Regali, Director
jregali@dioc-fr.org

Permanent Diaconate Office

121 Mount Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel. 508- 995-3700; Fax 508-995-3800
E-mail: frpermanentdiaconate@verizon.net
www.frpermanentdiaconate.com
Rev. Robert A. Oliveira, Director
Deacon Frank Lucca, Co-Director

Portuguese Apostolate

c/o Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
230 Bonney Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
Tel. 508-993-4704; Fax 508-991-5536
Rev. John J. Oliveira, Coordinator

Portuguese Communications

c/o Santo Christo Parish
185 Canal Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel. 508-676-1184; Fax 508-676-9701
E-mail: scp1892@yahoo.com
Rev. Gastao Oliveira, Director of Portuguese Communications

Portuguese Prayer and Charismatic Groups

c/o 375 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-675-1050
Rev. Henry S. Arruda, Director

Priests’ Hostel

2402 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-672-1632

Prison Ministry

Barnstable County
c/o St. Patrick Parish
82 High Street
Wareham, MA
Tel. 508- 295-2411
Deacon Daniel Donovan

Pro-Life Apostolate

450 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722-2577
Tel. 508- 675-1311; Fax 508-730-2887
e-mail: pla@plrachel.com
Project Rachel Hotline: (508) 997-3300
Mrs. Marian Desrosiers, Director
Mrs. Jean C. Arsenault, Assistant Director

Project Rachel

450 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508-997-3300; Fax 508-730-2887
E-mail: pla@plrachel.com
Marian Desrosiers, Director

Propagation of the Faith Office

c/o St. Mary Parish
106 Illinois Street
New Bedford, MA 02745
Tel. 508- 995-6168; Fax 508- 995-3800
E-mail: propoffaithnb@verizon.net
Rev. Msgr. John J. Oliveira, PA, Director

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Faith Formation
423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 678-2828; Fax 508- 675-3864
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org
Deacon Bruce J. Bonneau, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Coordinator
E-mail: bbonneau@dfrcs.org

S

Saint Anne's Hospital

795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel. 508-674-5741
E-mail: sahmail@cchcs.org
www.saintanneshospital.org

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

c/o 444 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Tel. 508-699-4185
Steven Meaney, Council President

Saint Vincent’s Home

2425 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-679-8511; Fax 508- 672-2558
John T. Weldon, M.S.W., Executive Director
www.stvincentshome.org

Scouting Program

c/o Office for Campus Ministry
P.O. Box 70737
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tel. 774-202-3047
www.fallriverscouting.org
Michael McCormack, Catholic Committee Chair
michael@fallriverscouting.org
Rev. David Frederici, Catholic Committee Chaplain
frdavid@fallriverscouting.org

T

Television Apostolate

c/o St. St. Anthony Parish
167 East Falmouth Highway
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Tel. 508-548-0108; Fax 508- 339-2981
Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, Director

Tribunal

887 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. (508) 675-7150 Fax (508) 675-7295
E-mail: tribunal@dioc-fr.org
www.fallrivertribunal.com
Very Rev. Jeffrey Cabral, J.C.L., Judicial Vicar

V

Vocations

450 Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722
Tel. 508- 675-1311, ext. 109; Fax 508- 679-9220
E-mail: vocations@dioc-fr.org
www.fallrivervocations.org
Rev. Kevin A. Cook, Director of Vocations and Seminarians
Rev. Christopher M. Peschel, Assistant Director of Vocations and Seminarians

W

Women’s Residences

Sponsored by Catholic Social Services

Donovan House
59 Rockland Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel. 508-999-5893
Joanne Santiago-Vega, Coordinator.

St. Clare Residence
949 Pitcher’s Way
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel. 508-775-5096
Elaine Healey, Coordinator

St. Mathieu Residence
189 Wellington Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-674-4681
Karen Ready, Manager

Worship Office

c/o St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish
18 Baltic Street
South Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel. 508-761-8111
E-mail: odwfr@aol.com
Very Rev. Jon-Paul Gallant, S.L.L., Director

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Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Faith Formation
423 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508- 678-2828; Fax 508- 675-3864
www.fallriverfaithformation.org
Claire McManus, STL, Director
E-mail: cmcmanus@dfrcs.org

Contact Us

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722

Phone: 508-675-1311
E-mail: info@fallriverdiocese.org